Travis Chappell’s Key to Podcasting Success: Your Network

What was the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to get to where you are today?

The financial sacrifices were tough. When we started the business, the majority of my revenue was from coaching and consulting, which are low-expense services. I could’ve likely continued doing that and made good income, but my wife and I decided to keep living well below our means and take some risks instead. We didn’t buy sports cars and fancy clothes. We put all of our money back into the business. That got us to where we are a lot quicker, I believe. That doesn’t mean we will never drive nice cars or buy nice houses, but on the whole, we still live below our means. It’s paid off in getting us to where we are today, and I think delaying gratification is generally a good practice


What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I’m proud of our guest lineup on the podcast. We’re almost 500 episodes in and at least 300 of those are with really successful entrepreneurs. Some have been with billionaires and really big names. It took a lot of effort for me to build my network from scratch, and I’m proud of it.


Do you have any advice for those looking to do what you’ve done?

Get around people who have done what you want to do at the highest level. Having a good network is so important to getting you on the right track. Find the right people and see what you can learn from them.

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